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I am intrigued too. My passport has one name. My citizenship approval came with First name, and surname in the order I want. So I don't know what I will get on my passport.Holdenj183 wrote: ↑Fri May 11, 2018 5:34 amHi
Can anyone help. This is affecting us directly. My husband is British and I am Filipina. We live in the UK. My husband adopted my children via a UK Court so the children are now automatically British citizens. However when we applied for their passports we received this response about aligning names. We thought Philippine Republic Act 9225 relinquished their Philippine citizenship but after a number of enquiries we are now not so sure.
How hard is it to prove that you cannot change the name in the country of origin? What is the burden of proof?
If physically possible but requires attendance in person by the children, would disruption to schooling be grounds for exceptional circumstances?
Hi there,ghgi wrote: ↑Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:53 pmHi,
I thought I would mention that only last week I received my passport after fighting for 6 months (I know it doesn't seem like long from all of the stories I have read on here). I managed to wear HMPO down and get them to add in an observation, as I wasn't going to be renewing my French passport which expired in December. They didn't seem to understand that in France I will always be known under my maiden name, with them an addition of my married name.
I had to send them my new identity card which has this on it, and so I now have my passport with an observation which reads:
Holder has a French passport, number xxxxxx issued xxxxx in the name of xxxxx (maiden name). This passport expires 09/12/2017.
Holder has French Identity Card issued on xxxxxx in name of xxxxxxx ep (married) xxxxx
Hopefully this will help, and if anyone needs more information message me and I will be more than happy to help with a case of precedence.
This interested me because my existing passport is in my maiden name (which had to be scanned in to submit my supporting documents), but my hope is to get my citizenship in the married name with which I have been registered in this country for almost 31 years, so I was relieved to read this thread. In the 10-page "Use and Change of Names" pdf the only clickable link led to Annex A, so I assume this document has changed since it was quoted here, although the second pdf, "Annex A" is as described.Antsmall wrote: ↑Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:06 pm... here is the new name policy page, which contains two pdf documents:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... e-guidance
In the first pdf, "Use and Change of Names" (click on "Change of name guidance"), the relevant portions are paragraphs 26 to 28. They allow the issue of a British passport in a name other than that on a person's foreign passport if the person can prove that the foreign country of which they are a citizen won't allow them to change their names, and that they have been using their new name (the name desired on the British passport) 'for all purposes'.
In the second pdf, "Annex A: Use of Names in Passports", the relevant sections are paragraphs 6.5 to 6.7. They reiterate the material from the first pdf, provide a few more details, and specify that in such a case, an observation will be placed in the British passport explaining that the person is also known by their other name on their foreign passport.